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Location and Directions

Location and Directions

Geography and Travel

The Louis Calder Center – Biological Field Station is located in southern New York state, near the village of Armonk, New York, in a hilly, wooded region of northern Westchester County, about three miles from the Connecticut border. In driving distances, we are about 5 miles from White Plains, NY, 15 miles from Greenwich, CT, and about 40 miles from New York City (Central Park). We are about a 45-minute drive from the Rose Hill (Bronx) campus of Fordham University.

View of New York City from Calder Hall
Visitors can travel to the LCC via car, air, or rail.

By car:
the station is accessible via Interstate 684.
Click here for driving directions (PDF).
If you want to use a mapping service to get personalized directions, enter our street address: 53 Whippoorwill Road, Armonk, NY.

By air: the station is very close (about 5 miles) to the Westchester County Airport, which is served by Air Canada, American, Continental, Northwest, United, and US Air.

By train:
the nearest train stations are
Amtrak in Stamford, CT (22 miles) and
Metro North in North White Plains, NY (6.7 miles)

Regional Ecosystems and Research Centers

Many ecosystems and important scientific institutions are located within a short driving distance of the field station, including:

Regional Ecosystems and Parks Regional Field Stations and Research Institutions
Adirondack Forest Preserve
Adirondack State Park
Black Rock Forest
Catskill Forest Preserve
Hudson River
Long Island Pine Barrens
Long Island Sound
Mianus River Gorge
New Jersey Pine Barrens
Sterling Forest State Park
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Mohonk Preserve
New York Academy of Sciences
New York Botanical Garden
Rutgers – Pinelands Field Station
University of Connecticut Marine Sciences Program
Wildlife Conservation Society - Bronx Zoo

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